Who We Are
VCIL is a nonprofit directed and staffed by people with disabilities.
VCIL was founded in 1979 and is the only Center for Independent Living (CIL) in Vermont. We serve all of Vermont. We were the first organization in the state, with a majority of board and staff with disabilities. At this time, 80% of our staff and 92% of our board are people with significant disabilities. We understand what it takes to help others.
VCIL’s central office is in Montpelier with five branch offices in Bennington, Brattleboro, Burlington, Morrisville and Rutland.
We work to promote the dignity, independence and civil rights of Vermonters with disabilities. Like other independent living centers across the country, VCIL is committed to:
- services for all disabilities;
- promotion of active citizenship;
- and working with others to create services that support free-choice and full participation in community life.